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, but he could get the death penalty if he's convicted. he shot several rounds at hernandez, but when he moved away and hernandez started to move, he returned and shot him again, and as we know, hernandez was fatally wounded, david. >> how much additional security will there be for tsa at airports? >> they said the shooting will not lead to a decision to arm tsa officers, and they have a couple reasons. first they say airport security has never been tsa's mission. that's in the hands of airport police or other city officials who do carry firearms. the job of tsa is to protect airline passengers by keeping dangerous things off planes. and second, tsa officers are not sworn officer officials. they do not have arrest authority, they are not trained to use firearms. they could be, but that would represent a major change in their mission. all of that said, the union that represents tsa employees says airports need to provide more armed security at the screening checkpoints, david. >> all right, pete reams here in our newsroom. thanks very much. >>> i want to get back to talking about mitt rom
hernan tez, wi hernandez, wife of the officer killed at l.a.x. airport. police are still trying to piece together the motive. prosecutors have filed charges in the case that could make c n ciancia face the death penalty. what is in tnin the criminal complaint? >> reporter: it outlines how he entered terminal 3 just behind me, pull out a rifle from a bag, and apparently the criminal complaint says he opened fire on tsa agent hernandez at point bla blank range. the criminal complaint says he went up aphe is indica ehe is az move, went back down, shot hill again, and hit two others before getting down to the terminal. he got to the end of the terminal where he was engaged by police, they released several rounds of gun fire. he was struck several times, at least four times in the body, maybe possibly once in the head. he was taken to a local hospital. police say they would like to question him, but he has been unresponsive medically so far, richard. >> so the question is why and who and you're learning more about the suspect, aren't you. >> reporter: that's correct. we know that ciancia acc
officers at point-blank range at los angeles national airport. gerardo hernandez is the first tsa officer to be killed in the line of duty since the office was created 12 years ago. as with all tsa workers, hernandez was unarmed. police say the suspect paul ciancia had a note that said he planned to kill multiple tsa officers and wanted to, quote, instill fear in their traitorous minds. joining me msnbc correspondent pete williams. what are we learning? what's the latest on this alleged gunman? >> this is not where one of those investigations where every 10 minutes brings some other revelation. this is a long slow go to try to figure out the answer to the key question, which is why did he do it. there's nothing that his friends or roommates say this they thought he was an adherent to this extremist anti-government view expressed in this handwritten later, which is a general rant of the usual stuff about the federal reserve and federal government and the currencies and one world order and all of that. for some reason a specific attack on the tsa which he said was vilding his constitutional
ciancia pulled out that rifle and targeted tsa agents. the first person he targeted was gerrardo hernandez. he was shot several times. when the suspect saw hernandez moving, the suspect walked back down the escalator, shot hernandez again, fatally wounding him. his wife spoke yesterday. here's what she had to say. >> we are all heartbroken and will miss him deerly. he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty for the american public and for president tsa mission. >> reporter: after hernandez was killed, the gunfire certainly was not -- the suspect went back up that escalator, shot two more tsa apgents who were both woundd and also shot a local high school teacher. those three men were wounded. the suspect then moved beyond security, about 100 yards into the terminal, where he was confronted by police. he himself was shot multiple times, inclouding once in the head, it's been reported. he's been unresponsive medically. he should be charged with a federal murder charge of killing a federal officer as well as causing violence at an international airport, alex. >> which co
. but at the security check point, he opened fire. tsa officer, hernandez, about to celebrate his 40th birthday, was killed. two other agents were wounded. as was this high school teacher. ciancia made it about 100 yards into the terminal before police shot him multiple times and took him into custody. officials are waiting to interview him and gain more insight into his motives. >>> now to the nfl. gary kubiac is recovering after he collapsed on the field during last night's game. as he walked off at halftime, he stopped and squatted down. the general manager said kubiac was lightheaded and dizzy, he was removed on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital, but did not have a heart attack. meanwhile john fox felt dizzy playing golf on saturday. after testing, fox will have surgery to replace his aortic heart valve and is expected to be out a few weeks. >>> a bomb threat prompt as two hour evacuation at a major southern airport. an employee at birmingham international airport found a threatening note in the bathroom sunday. squads at the present time fidi. this morning everything is back in ord
mission and claiming the tsa vi litted his constitutional rights. one officer, hernandez was killed and two others wounded along with one civilian. jennifer yorkland joins us live with what investigators have learned and also i understand a statement from an attorney representing the family is out or due to be out soon here? >> reporter: yes, tamron, in fact we just heard from the family attorney who read a prepared statement just a few minutes ago. take a listen. >> we like most americans are shocked and numbed by the tragic events of last friday. we acknowledge the need to understand what happened and why it happened. and to that end we as the ciancia family have cooperated with law enforcement agencies with the last several days. it is important to express our deep and sincere sympathy -- >> reporter: you can see here at lax, paul ciancia open fire at the bottom of the stairs where flowers are where the tsa agent fell. he went up the escalator and turned around because he saw he was moving and fired again according to officials. but the 23-year-old accomplished two of his goals w
several people and taking the life of a tsa officer named gerardo hernandez, the first tsa officer to die in the line of duty since the agency was created in 2001. the suspected shooter, 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia, was charged this weekend with murder of a federal officer, and commission of violence at an international airport. after being shot at the scene of the crime, he remains in critical condition but is not believed to have suffered brain damage, allowing for the possibility he might be able to answer questions at some point. and while the entirety of his motive is yet to be known, he did have on him at the time a letter. which had language associated with the anti-government patriot movement, as well as some additional anti-government literature about a conspiracy to form a single global government. and for more, i'm joined by brand-new grio.com columnist, goldie taylor and founder of stop handgun violence, john rose en that will. i want to start with you, goldie. we have this once again confluence of we don't really know what the motives are, but there was this literature o
. >> the agent killed was identified as 39-year-old yoord gerardo hernandez. but gunfire wasn't over. police say the suspect was on the move. now past security and had hadded through the terminal. >> loading his gun, looked straight at me. i was five feet from him. >> panicked passengers hid in restrooms. others poured onto the tarmac. >> kind of screaming. >> police gave chase. soon, a gun battle. >> airport police officers engaged the suspect, opened fire, wounded him. and took him into custody. >> is he down? >> he is down. >> with at least seven injured and six hospitalized, the wounded were carted to safety. >> you see a man in a wheelchair as well as the tsa agent there covered in blood. his leg has been hit. or at least is bleeding >> tactical teams swept the terminal. rooftops, parking garages and access roads all shut down. later, the all clear. the threat finally over. >> the suspect los angeles resident from new jersey is in custody but police have not released a motive. that remains part of their active investigation inside terminal 3. meantime, all of the other terminals here at l.a
before being shot and taken into custody. 39-year-old jgerardo hernandez was killed. by now, these detail, the victim, the shooter, the place, they've become a familiar litany in the wake of shootings that have captured national attention for their current and public settings. as is the call that inevitably follows to make those spaces safer. only this time the site of the shooting, the airport, was supposed to be our safest space. the dramatic retooling of aviation security over the last decade gave u.s. travelers their most palpable experience of a life in a post 9/11 world, performance of the ritual, the ticket counter interrogation, the tiny bottles of liquid, the invasive hand searches, removing of shoes. they're supposed to be assurances of safe passage. yesterday a man with a gun walks into an airport and pulls the trigger. and reminds us just how vulnerable we really are. i'm going to turn to los angeles where nbc news correspondent miguel almaguer is at the l.a.x. airport with the latest on this story. miguel? >> reporter: good morning. the suspect is paul ciancia, 23 years old.
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